Professional Practice Model

Nursing professional practice

Our professional practice model (PPM) is the nursing structure used to deliver care. It was established by our nurses to meet the challenges of healthcare and the needs of our patients and families while optimizing the RN’s role.

Nursing professional practice model
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The model’s goals are to:

  • improve quality patient care and safety
  • drive autonomy, accountability and performance transparency
  • encourage lifelong learning
  • increase job satisfaction and engagement

Our professional practice model’s standards are based on theory and current research. The PPM supports shared decision making, decentralization and the medical center’s mission and vision.

It comprises five interdependent components:

  • Patient Care Management
  • Nursing Practice
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Community Outreach
  • Leadership

Central to the spirit and implementation of the PPM are various methods for evaluation, including ongoing monitoring, rapid cycle change initiatives, staff and management feedback, actionable data retrieval, information sharing, performance improvement strategies, and short-and long-term planning. Much of the ongoing responsibility for developing and improving the workplace environment and outcomes is placed within our council structure including system councils (e.g., Education and Evidence-Based Practice) as well as divisional councils and unit-based teams. They utilize the nursing strategic plan and priorities as a framework to drive activities.